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Things to do in Napili-Honokowai

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Seafood Restaurant
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“Beautiful view of Napili Bay. Napili is the most picturesque bay in the islands. Great food, especially breakfast. Get the Macadamia nut Cinnamon roll with croissant dough for the road. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Residential Building (Flat / Apartment)
“With sparkling crystal clear waters and a sandy ocean bottom, Napili Bay is popular amongst tourist and locals alike. This beach is within walking distance from The Ridge Villas; it is a wonderful beach for snorkeling, sunbathing, stand-up-paddling and boogie boarding. During the winter months, the swells can become pretty large, so use caution when entering the water. Napili Bay offers guests a taste of what "old Hawaii" was like. Here you will not find any large hotels or overcrowded timeshares. All accommodations on Napili Bay are small and more intimate. When visiting Napili Bay, be sure to stop at the Sea House Restaurant! The Sea House is a "must do" for Maui visitors. This iconic, open air restaurant is located just on the shoreline, and offers unrivaled views and cuisine! Be sure to order one of their famous Mai` Tais, while taking in an unforgettable sunset. Their "Happy Hour" is considered to be one of the best on the island.”
  • 31 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Best dining/social drinking atmosphere in Maui, great food and short drive from place.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Maui Brewing Company BREWERY TOUR. Great place for drinks and fun at the same time. They have GIANT JENGA about your height! Multiple tours throughout the day so check the schedule first. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Beach
“Kapalua Beach is one of the best snorkeling locations in West Maui. Tranquil sand beach in a protected cove where snorkelers can often spot Hawaiian green sea turtles and more.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Market
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“I walk down here week day mornings and pick up fresh fruit and pastries for breakfast. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“We absolutely love Gazebo and the fun atmosphere it provides. The macadamia nut pancakes are a must as is the fried rice. Be prepared to wait however as it’s an extremely small and VERY popular restaurant. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“SanSei is probably one of the most well loved Sushi/ Japanese restaurants on the island. The long wait to get into this place is no joke.. Be sure to make a reservation prior visiting this fine establishment. It's worth the wait!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
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“Hungry after your flight, this would be the perfect place to stop and grab a bite of their delicious pizza and appetizers. Located within walking distance of our resort”
  • 16 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Enjoy dinner -walking distance from our resort. Reservations required so please call in advance. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We buy most of our fresh fish and seafood from here and often pick up fish and chips as a treat. The fish is fresh,fresh,fresh and the staff is very helpful with cooking tips etc. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Strong cup of morning brew. Right across the street from Paki Maui. Grab a cup and enjoy the sunrise from Honokowai Beach Park. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Very good breakfast spot. Strange decor for interesting dining experience. Short drive from place.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
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“Just across the street from our Resort in the Kahana Gateway Shopping Center. Enjoy your favorite espresso or drip coffee plus a variety of pastries and sandwiches. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“ This fabulous cash only eatery is usually filled with locals. If you are not looking for it, you will probably will miss it. Located in a small shopping center on Lower Honoapiilani Rd, this small eatery is one of the best hidden gems on the island. Okazuya serves primary local dishes, served with the classic side of rice and mac salad. Their Mahi Mahi Lemon Caper Sautee is to die for! Also, try their famous Chicken Katsu or Korean Style Chicken B-B-Q. Take a break from all the fancy restaurants on Maui, and see where the locals eat! We can promise you this will be one of your new go-to eateries.”
  • 5 locals recommend
School
“This championship golf course was once home to the LPGA Classic, and the Lincoln-Mercury Kapalua® International. As an Arnold Palmer designed golf course, The Bay Course offers golfers some of the most beautiful fairways and views in all Hawaii. Meandering through the resort and at times bordering the Kapalua® coastline, The Bay Course is perfect for golfers of all skill levels. The 4th and 5th hole are located along the ocean, and the 5th hole provides golfers a thrilling chance to hit their ball over the bay onto the green. Better bring your snorkeling gear along just incase you do not make the shot!”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Beautiful view of Napili Bay. Napili is the most picturesque bay in the islands. Great food, especially breakfast. Get the Macadamia nut Cinnamon roll with croissant dough for the road. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Best dining/social drinking atmosphere in Maui, great food and short drive from place.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Brewery
“Maui Brewing Company BREWERY TOUR. Great place for drinks and fun at the same time. They have GIANT JENGA about your height! Multiple tours throughout the day so check the schedule first. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“We absolutely love Gazebo and the fun atmosphere it provides. The macadamia nut pancakes are a must as is the fried rice. Be prepared to wait however as it’s an extremely small and VERY popular restaurant. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“SanSei is probably one of the most well loved Sushi/ Japanese restaurants on the island. The long wait to get into this place is no joke.. Be sure to make a reservation prior visiting this fine establishment. It's worth the wait!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
“Hungry after your flight, this would be the perfect place to stop and grab a bite of their delicious pizza and appetizers. Located within walking distance of our resort”
  • 16 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“Enjoy dinner -walking distance from our resort. Reservations required so please call in advance. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We buy most of our fresh fish and seafood from here and often pick up fish and chips as a treat. The fish is fresh,fresh,fresh and the staff is very helpful with cooking tips etc. ”
  • 18 locals recommend

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